Camden is a town in Oneida County, New York, United States. The population was 4,934 at the 2010 census.The town of Camden contains a village also called Camden. The town is in the northwest part of Oneida County and is northwest of the City of Rome. The first settlement took place circa 1792. The town was formed from the Town of Mexico in 1799. Camden is home to International Wire, which is its largest employer. The town only has two stop lights, with the second one installed in 1999. The population of Camden in 1800 was 354. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 54.1 square miles (140.2 km2), of which 54.0 square miles (139.9 km2) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.3 km2) (0.22%) is water.
The town is north north west of Oneida Lake. The west town line is the border of Oswego County. As of the census of 2000, there were 5,028 people, 1,881 households, and 1,346 families residing in the town. The population density was 93.1 people per square mile (35.9/km2). There were 2,020 housing units at an average density of 37.4 per square mile (14.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.11% White, 0.38% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population. There were 1,881 households, out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families.
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